Organic Farming

Organic farming is an integrated production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity (FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, 2007).  

Prangarik Pathshala wants to promote organic farming in Nepal. It has coordinated ” Organic Nepal Initiative” – a  highly ambitious campaign launched with a goal to develop Nepal as an organic country. In this regard, it is providing training, post-training technical assistance and mentorship to community people and farmers on organic farming and pesticides free farming. The training period is minimum 3 days and maximum 7 days.

Organic Nepal Initiative aims to enhance the production of organic, healthy and quality vegetables and scale up the income of farming communities. This initiative will also ensure food and nutritional security of farmers, farming communities and a large number of people(consumers).

 

 

Topics covered at Organic Farming Training

  1. Definition, importance, threat and potentialities of Organic Farming

  2. Environmental, economic and social aspects of Organic Farming

  3. Land Selection, Soil test and management for Organic Farming

  4. Selection of seed and crop system management

  5. I.PM method in Organic Farming

  6. Pest management and control of Disease

  7. Organic Certification and Criteria in organic farming

  8. Sources of organic manure and its management

  9. Definition of organic fertilizer and Process/techniques of making organic fertilizer and compost manure

  10. Preparation of Vermicompost and its usage

  11. Irrigation Management

  12. Preparation of Liquid manure and its usage

  13. Manure used in Organic Farming and application techniques

  14. Marketing of organic products and management of market

  15. Organic farming business planning

  16. Enterprise development/entrepreneurship